Primary Literacy

Nov 29, 2010

List of apps specifically for fostering literacy in k-2.

The Lorax – Dr. Seuss

Engaging read aloud or listen to reading version of the classic Dr. Suess tale ($3.99).


Miss Spider’s Tea Party for the iPad

Beautiful read aloud or listen to storybook from the classic series ($2.99).


Word Magic

Really simple but engaging spelling app in find the missing letter style ($.99).



Free app lets you create and share stories including text and drawings or photos.



Free app lets you create stories with images, text, audio and share, including straight to YouTube.


Chalkboard Pro

Great tool for practicing writing letters and words using multi-colored chalk on a digital slate ($.99).


The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play

Fun interactive storybook includes other features such as coloring pages, a virtual kaleidoscope, more ($6.99).


Blackboard Sight Words Games HD – for iPad

Practice spelling and reading Dolche sight words ($1.99).


Toy Story Read-Along

Free read-along book based on the movie, includes games, movie clips, more.


Alphabet Car

Probably the most fun game on the list, as users steer a school bus to spell words. ($2.99)


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